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Jul 7 '18 at 20:27 history edited Anne Daunted GoFundMonica CC BY-SA 4.0
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Apr 9 '15 at 14:34 comment added Vivian River @James, you are absolutely correct to say that people generally have a poor grasp of risk; consider the fear of flying, for example. I agree with the consensus that with few exceptions, vaccination is a net positive. However, I also believe that when we heap scorn on people who ask questions or express concerns, it's like pouring gasoline on a fire. Questions and concerns need to be addressed, not ignored. I would like to point out that staunch anti-vax people hate on Robert Sears with just as much vitriol as many staunch pro-vax people do. Why? He doesn't share their opinion exactly.
Apr 6 '15 at 16:26 comment added swbarnes2 Just because Bob Sears writes like a nice guy doesn't mean that his claims have merit. He's not an immunologist, he's not an epidemiologist. He doesn't have the training to be drawing conclusions against the vast consensus of the AAP and the WHO.
Apr 6 '15 at 14:45 comment added James Snell And therein lies the problem... People generally have a poor grasp of risk and mistakenly believe that their choices are the right ones even if the data says otherwise. The likes of Robert Sears encourage (and profit heavily) from the idea that there is a debate or discussion to be had around vaccination when the numbers say there is a greater risk in travelling to or from the clinic...
Apr 5 '15 at 21:45 history edited Vivian River CC BY-SA 3.0
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Apr 5 '15 at 19:31 history answered Vivian River CC BY-SA 3.0